Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Eye of the Wind"
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|Name:||Eye of the Wind|
|Ex-names:||Friedrich, Sam, Merry, Rose Marie|
|Type of rigging:||BRIGANTINE|
|Yard:||C. Lühring, Brake/Hammelwarden, GER|
|Overall length:||40.23 m|
|Length (hull):||31.40 m|
|Sail area:||750 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 09 Jul 2013
- built as the topsail schooner "Friedrich" at the German shipyard C. Luhring in Brake, used as a merchant sailing ship between Hamburg and Rio de la Plata.
- 1923 sold to Sweden, renamed to "Merry", from 1923 to 1969 she was a coastal freighter in the North and Baltic Seas before being converted step by step into a motor vessel.
- 1969 a fire broke out in the engine room, completely destroying the wheelhouse and her timber poop deck.
- she was bought by a British-Australian organization in 1973 and rigged as a brigantine.
- she circumnavigated the globe in 1976-78 and 1978-80.
- from 1982, she undertook cruises out of Hobart/Australia
- the ship was completely overhauled in 1987.
- sailed with the fleet to the 200th anniversary celebrations of the discovery of Australia in Sydney and then on to Lisbon in 1991; rounded Cape Horn and took part in the 1992 Columbus Regatta.
- she also sailed in the 1996 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race from from Rostock-St. Petersburg-Turku-Copenhagen.
- in 2000 the International Sailing Craft Association (ISCA) tried to keep the vessel under British flag and continue to sail in the same spirit, as a sail training ship; this project failed because of economical reasons.
- on the end of 2000 sold to a Danish owner how wants to convert and use as a private yacht, general overhaul in Hvide Sande, DK in 2001, new accomodation, new decks, new sails and conforming to the highest safety standards, 2002 replacement of the Gardner engine by a stronger Caterpillar in Curacao, Caribbean.
- in April 2009 purchased by the German operator "train & sail", used for team building and maritime education programmes, mainly for managers; since 2013 registerred as sail training ship.
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Contact:Website (deutsch/English, 08 Apr 2021):
Eye of the Wind: ship's layout, description and photos, history, charter information, service, shop, contact
Website (English, 08 Apr 2021):
"Eye of the Wind" during her delivery to Denmark, texts, photos and videos of the crew
Literature for further reading:
We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.
Ollivier Puget, Jean-Noël Darde
"Partir sur les Grand Voiliers - Le guide pour embarquer"
Guides Balland 2000 ISBN: 2-7158-1277-9
Page: 80 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 136 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 92 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 83 Source with picture Source with history
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 72 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 74 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 154 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 79 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data